The Testimony

Where are the US bishops demanding a full accounting of Viganò Testimony? What was the CYA Bishops’ Retreat really about?

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Wuerl, as bishop of Pittsburgh, was made aware of a claim of sexual misconduct against McCarrick in 2004, and passed along the information to then-Vatican ambassador Gabriel Montalvo.

The claim was made by Fr. Robert Ciolek, who filed suit in the Pittsburgh diocese alleging, among other things, improper homosexual misconduct by McCarrick when Ciolek was a seminarian.

The archdiocese of Washington, D.C. confirmed in a statement Thursday that Wuerl was made aware of Ciolek’s allegation in 2004 and “forwarded the Ciolek claim regarding then-Cardinal McCarrick to the Papal Nunciature in Washington, D.C., and received no further information regarding the matter.”

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